June 22, 2012: For nearly 35 years, NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has been hurtling toward the edge of the solar system, flying through the dark void on a mission unlike anything attempted before. One day, mission controllers hope, Voyager 1 will leave the solar system behind and enter the realm of the stars—interstellar space.
That day may be upon us. "The latest data from Voyager 1 indicate that we are clearly in a new region where things are changing quickly," says Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "This is very exciting. We are approaching the solar system's final frontier."This story stands out to me because this news comes within two days of the first Pluto-Uranus square, which is meant to break us free from old paradigms and perspectives. If Voyager is really about to enter interstellar space, from where it will send back to Earth all kinds of new information about what has been previously beyond our understanding—what that symbolizes for us as spiritual humans is pretty profound, and very exciting.
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Interesting, too, that 1977, when Voyager 1 was launched, was the year that Chiron was discovered. Chiron is situated (most of the time) between Saturn and Uranus, and represents our bridge to the transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto). As we heal the wounds that Chiron symbolizes, we are enabled to cross that bridge into higher consciousness.
Exciting, doncha think?